Navigating ALS

Life changes after an ALS diagnosis. There are decisions to make, symptoms to manage, treatment options to evaluate, and adjustments almost every detail of your daily routine. It's a lot to take in. 

We're here to help you navigate those changes. From initial diagnosis to end-of-life plans, we have information and resources to guide you through every aspect of your ALS journey. 

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For Newly Diagnosed

Receiving a diagnosis of ALS is challenging and overwhelming. There is so much to know, a great deal to consider, and typically a host of questions. While no two people with ALS are alike or will experience the condition the same way, there is a great deal of collective knowledge and wisdom available from health care providers, people with ALS, family members and caregivers.

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For Military Veterans

For unknown reasons, veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces are more likely to develop ALS than people who did not serve in the military. We’re dedicated to providing resources that will improve the lives of military veterans living with ALS and funding research that will help us understand the link between military service and ALS. 

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For People with ALS and Others Looking to Help

We are committed to providing people ALS and their caregivers, medical professionals, and families the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on the disease alongside top-quality medical care at our ALS Association Certified Treatment Centers and Clinics.

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For Caregivers

Being the primary caregiver for a loved one with ALS can be stressful — not only are you on call 24/7, but you may have additional outside responsibilities, like working a full- or part-time job. Often, caregivers are so busy supporting their loved ones that their own physical or mental health takes second priority. 

But as a caregiver, it’s important that you get the support and assistance you need so you can care for your loved one to the best of your abilities. 

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Centers & Clinics
The ALS Association collaborates with some of the best ALS physicians and clinics across the United States to help ensure that people living with ALS have access to specialized care, based on best practices.
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Support Groups
Support groups are a great resource for people to maintain control over their lives, to give and take the wisdom and experience that comes from living with a devastating illness.
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Clinical Trials
The ALS Association partners with the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) to provide the most accurate and up-to-date resource for information on both federally and privately funded clinical studies focusing on ALS and motor neuron diseases.
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Project Revoice

Thanks to breakthroughs in voice technology, it's now possible to fully recreate the unique essence of any voice and build a complete digital voice clone for everyday use with Augmented / Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.

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